August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Companies donate back- packs to local students

The hustle and bustle of students heading back to class is now in full swing as the 2013 – 2014 school year is underway in full force in Jenkins County. More...

School News

JCES LUNCH MENU

Monday, Aug. 19 – pizza or chicken salad, saltines/chips; choices: whole kernel corn, apple and pineapple. Tuesday, Aug. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The recent flooding and fires in other parts of our country gained national news media attention last week. It also reminded me of how fortunate and blessed we are to have not experienced such disasters here.  More...

Church News

Church News

Bible Missionary to host pastor appreciation Bible Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 18th appreciation honoring Pastor Charlie Reese and First Lady Reese at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. More...

Obituaries

Ernestine “Tina” Waters Kirkland

Ernestine “Tina” Waters Kirkland, 82, of Millen, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany.  Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at Elam Cemetery with Rev. David Wheeler officiating.  More...

Columns

Jim Hite

“Adjusting religion to fit politics”

A habit of mine for many decades has been cutting out articles from newspapers and magazines for re-reading and filing under topics of interest. More...

Kristen Murray named top teacher

Kristen Murray, Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) “Teacher of the Year”, has been named system-wide “Teacher of the Year” for the Jenkins County School System.  More...

Commissioners put T-SPLOST dollars to work

Local citizens will soon begin to see results from the1-cent Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) approved in July 2012 by voters in Region 7, which includes Jenkins County. The sales tax, which went into effect Jan. More...

Other Jenkins News

Fishing tournament

The North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department held its first annual Red Breast Fishing Tournament July 20. Despite of the high water in the Ogeechee River, the tournament was a success.  More...

Commissioners discuss employee salary increases

Potential salary increases for county employees was a topic of discussion at a recent called meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners.  More...

Southeastern Tech receives initial approval for RN program

After years of development, Southeastern Technical College (STC) has received initial approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing to offer an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program in 2014, paving the way for students looking to become register More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:  Please allow me to use your column to openly thank Claudette Sasser of Regions Bank for her swift thinking and actions on Tuesday, Aug. 6.  More...

Datebook

Date Book

Bethany Nursing Center to host BBQ Cook Off Bethany Nursing Center will host its first Annual BBQ Cook Off Sept. 13-14. Prizes will be awarded as follows in the different categories.  More...

Engagements

She said yes ......

Engagement and Wedding Announcements

Miss Salter to wed Mr. More...